Zone Defenses

Zone Defense

Various Types of Zone Defenses

In zone defenses, defenders are assigned to guard specific areas on the court. Zone defenses are named or designated by their player alignments. One of the biggest advantages of zone defenses are their simplicity. They are fairly easy to teach and learn which is important for programs where coaches do not have a lot of practice time. They also can be used when players do not possess a lot athleticism or quickness.


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2-3 Zone

Two-Three Zone

2-1-2 Zone


1-2-2 Zone


3-2 Zone

Three-Two Zone

1-3-1 Zone


Match Up Zone

Matchup Zone

Amoeba Zone

Amoeba Defense

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